On Sun, 17 May 2015 17:31:03 -0400
wor...@alum.mit.edu (Dale R. Worley) wrote:

> John Bleichert <jbleich...@gmail.com> writes:
> > I understand that the underlying git principle is that "everything
> > is local". Is there really no way to compare local to remote?
> >
> > Alternatively, should I be branching and merging every time I
> > switch machines? This seems a strange way to use the tool.
> >
> > As I said - hi level question and, otherwise, everything works
> > fine. 
> >
> > Am I missing something fundamental?
> OTOH, if you want to check that *every* ref in your repository is the
> same as the ref of the same name in the remote repository, you've got
> to find a command that will list all the refs in the remote
> repositories and their values, and then compare those values with the
> local values.

Basically, that's what

  git remote -v show <remote>

does: it reaches for the server behind <remote> asks it for the
refs/heads/* it has, compares them to the local heads, including their
tracking state, and outputs the results in a human-readable form.

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